Dan in Real Life Reviews

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November 16, 2011
November 16, 2011
October 9, 2009
A charming, though occasionally off-target -- and consistently tempo-challenged -- romantic comedy.
August 27, 2009
The most cloying family meeting since A Very Brady Christmas
May 10, 2009
Una comedia romántica muy menor, predecible e intrascendente que desaprovecha por completo el talento de un buen elenco. Una lástima.
April 23, 2009
What's wrong with Steve Carrell? His is one of the quickest falls from comedy to crap since Chevy Chase.
March 17, 2009
A creature made of gingerbread and hugs.
August 18, 2008
I prefer a little more dysfunction in my dysfunctional family comedies.
August 7, 2008
Carell and Binoche are great fun to watch, doing just what the movie requires (not much, as scripted by Pierce Gardner and director Peter Hedges) and then some.
July 23, 2008
Carell seems to be at his best when he is put in awkward situations and is forced to make a fool out of himself, and there are plenty of those moments in Dan in Real Life.
May 1, 2008
Alas, [Hedges'] forays behind the camera with Pieces of April and now Dan in Real Life indicate he's got Sundance intentions but a Hallmark Channel soul.
March 26, 2008
Writer/ director Peter Hedges likes to touch on deeper emotional truths, but he doesn't have the courage to really probe his characters' struggles in a meaningful way.
March 26, 2008
Because it touches on the universal themes of loss and love so honestly, it is a film that feels authentic even in its many contrivances.
March 19, 2008
...ultimately succumbs to an egregious emphasis on inauthentic elements...
March 11, 2008
didn't really get it
March 7, 2008
I wound up enjoying most of what I saw, despite its familiarity and predictability. The film's got a good heart.
March 4, 2008
Okay for forgiving romance fans, and a maybe-see for the rest of us.
March 4, 2008
It attempts to take a Three's A Company situation and mix it together with a widower trying to raise three children. This is not cool.
February 28, 2008
Dan in Real Life is a film willing to admit that love is messy and that family, no matter how strained, is still the most perfect cauldron within which to ferment all those things that make life worth living...
February 8, 2008
It's hilarious and painful as only real situations can be, and Hedges directs his excellent cast, with sensitivity and wry humour.
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